The Top 10 ODI Records: An In-Depth Look at the Best Performances in International Cricket

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ODI Records: All You Need to Know

One Day Internationals (ODI) are one of the most popular forms of cricket. It is a format of the game in which each team bats and bowls for 50 overs each. The game is played over two innings, with each team having a maximum of 300 runs to score. ODI records are a testament to the greatness of the game, and to the skill of the players. Here, we take a look at some of the most impressive ODI records.

Most Runs

The record for most runs in ODI cricket is held by Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar has scored a total of 18,426 runs in 463 matches, with an average of 44.83. He is followed by Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara, who has scored 14,234 runs in 404 matches, with an average of 41.98. Third on the list is another Indian great, Sourav Ganguly, who has scored 11,363 runs in 311 matches, with an average of 41.02.

Most Centuries

Sachin Tendulkar also holds the record for most centuries in ODI cricket, with a total of 49. He is followed by Ricky Ponting of Australia, who has scored 30 centuries in 375 matches, with an average of 42.03. Third on the list is another Indian great, Sourav Ganguly, who has scored 22 centuries in 311 matches, with an average of 41.02.

Highest Individual Score

The highest individual score in ODI cricket is held by Rohit Sharma of India. Sharma scored a mammoth 264 runs in 173 balls against Sri Lanka in 2014. He is followed by Virender Sehwag of India, who scored 219 runs in 149 balls against the West Indies in 2011. Third on the list is another Indian great, Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 200 runs in 147 balls against South Africa in 2010.

Most Wickets

The record for most wickets in ODI cricket is held by Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka. Muralitharan has taken a total of 534 wickets in 350 matches, with an average of 22.72. He is followed by Wasim Akram of Pakistan, who has taken 502 wickets in 356 matches, with an average of 23.52. Third on the list is another Sri Lankan great, Chaminda Vaas, who has taken 400 wickets in 322 matches, with an average of 27.53.

Best Bowling Figures

The best bowling figures in ODI cricket is held by Sri Lankan great Chaminda Vaas. Vaas took 8/19 in 8.4 overs against Zimbabwe in 2001. He is followed by South African great Dale Steyn, who took 7/51 in 10 overs against England in 2009. Third on the list is another Sri Lankan great, Muttiah Muralitharan, who took 7/30 in 10 overs against India in 2000.

Best Partnership

The best partnership in ODI cricket is held by Indian greats Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. The duo put together a partnership of 331 runs in the match against New Zealand in 1999. They are followed by Sri Lankan greats Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga, who put together a partnership of 286 runs in the match against England in 2006. Third on the list is another Indian great, Sourav Ganguly, and his partner Sachin Tendulkar, who put together a partnership of 256 runs in the match against Sri Lanka in 1999.

Most Man of the Match Awards

The record for most Man of the Match awards in ODI cricket is held by Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar has won a total of 62 Man of the Match awards in 463 matches. He is followed by Sri Lankan great Sanath Jayasuriya, who has won 48 Man of the Match awards in 445 matches. Third on the list is another Indian great, Sourav Ganguly, who has won 45 Man of the Match awards in 311 matches.

These are some of the most impressive ODI records, and they serve as a testament to the greatness of the game, and to the skill of the players. With the right preparation and dedication, any player can strive to break these records and etch their name in the history of the game.